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NFL Twitter Drags 49ers' Trey Lance for Late-Game Struggles vs. Bears

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 11, 2022

AP Photo/David Banks

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance did not live up to expectations in his first start as the team's QB1.

Lance finished 13-of-28 for 164 yards and an interception as the 49ers lost 19-10 to the Chicago Bears in Sunday's Week 1 battle.

Though San Francisco went up 10-0 early, the offense couldn't add to the lead, and the Bears eventually pulled in front.

It put pressure on Lance, who stumbled when playing from behind:

NFL @NFL

EDDIE JACKSON INT! <br><br>📺: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SFvsCHI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SFvsCHI</a> on FOX<br>📱: Stream on NFL+ <a href="https://t.co/8gCtJMnwZ7">https://t.co/8gCtJMnwZ7</a> <a href="https://t.co/uazT5CD37s">pic.twitter.com/uazT5CD37s</a>

Larry Mayer @LarryMayer

Niners turn ball over on downs as Trey Lance's pass on fourth-and-8 sails over head of fullback Kyle Juszcyk with 3:38 to play. It's raining very hard at this point of game.

It led to a disappointing loss against a team that's not expected to contend for a playoff spot.

PhillyGodfather ® Sports Bettor @phillygodfather

Had my doubts about this Trey Lance experiment. Now I have even more doubts.

Anthony @OMGItsBirdman

Jimmy G is mid but Lance is awful

Jas Kang @jaskang21

Justin Fields has thrown for 121 yards and has still outplayed Trey Lance. An embarrassing performance all around for the Niners.

Joseph Lisi @GOFORTHE2

Remember when Trey Lance was taken over Justin Fields in last year’s NFL draft?

Lance certainly displayed his upside, especially as a runner while totaling 54 rushing yards on 13 carries.

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Trey Lance refusing to go down. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FTTB?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FTTB</a><br><br>📺: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SFvsCHI?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SFvsCHI</a> on FOX<br>📱: Stream on NFL+ <a href="https://t.co/8gCtJMnwZ7">https://t.co/8gCtJMnwZ7</a> <a href="https://t.co/Kyvxk9mv2T">pic.twitter.com/Kyvxk9mv2T</a>

The quarterback also showcased his arm with several impressive throws in ugly weather conditions at Soldier Field.

Cam Inman @CamInman

Trey Lance throws into the tightest of windows and connects with Ray-Ray McCloud for 20 yards to the 26.<br>Incredible throw.

Randy Wilkins @pamsson

That’s a dime from Trey Lance.

Mina Kimes @minakimes

Gorgeous throw from Lance—layered it perfectly over the backer 😍

David Lombardi @LombardiHimself

Ball is coming out smooth from Trey Lance's hand. I haven't seen spiral issues

™️Marcus @TheMisterMarcus

Lance has made some REALLY good throws in this rain.

Cameron Salerno @cameronsalerno1

That was a beautiful throw by Trey Lance to Jauan Jennings

KP @KP_Show

impressed by Lance's poise in the pocket today. he's calm. no issue going through his progressions. great sign.

The problem was the inconsistency, missing several big opportunities.

Kyle Nabors @KyleNabors

That's a brutal throw from Trey Lance. That has to be six points.

Matt Eurich @MattEurich

Bears bailed out by a bad throw by Trey Lance. Kroft could have easily had a TD

F.P. Santangelo @FightinHydrant

Trey Lance is good! Trey Lance isn’t good. Trey Lance is great! Trey Lance is bad! This is gonna be fun! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/FTTB?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FTTB</a>

Guy Haberman @GuyHaberman

Lance does not look comfortable with his footing on the move, not able to create any space for himself

After making just two starts as a rookie, it's clear the 2021 No. 3 overall pick has room to grow in his second NFL season.

Lance could still have a short leash with last year's starter, Jimmy Garoppolo, waiting on the sidelines. It will keep the pressure high for the home opener in Week 2 against NFC West rival Seattle Seahawks.

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